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Clan of the Month - Abercrombie

June 29, 2017 1 min read

Clan of the Month - Abercrombie

Clan Abercrombie

Crest: A falcon rising belled, Proper
Motto: Petit Alta (Latin) - He seeks high deeds

Abercrombie Clan Crest

Tartan:The sett was recorded by Logan about 1831.

Abercrombie Tartan

Clan Chief:None; Abercrombie is a Scottish clan, family or name which is registered with the Court of the Lord Lyon and once had a chief who bore undifferenced arms, but does not have a chief currently recognized as such by Lyon Court.

The name comes from the barony of Abercromby in Fife, its first recorded bearer was William de Abercromby in 1296. The Abercrombies of that Ilk, the premier family, became extinct in the middle if the 17th century, the Abercrombies of Birkenbog took over as representatives of the name.

Sir Alexander, 1st Baron of Birkenbog (1636), was a Commissioner for Banffshire. His son sat as MP for Banff in the Scottish Parliament of 1694. Members of the family served in the Garde Ecossaise in France.

Sources:
Martine, R. Scottish clans and family names. Edinburgh: Bartholomew & Son Ltd; 1987.
Scottish Tartan Authority (http://www.tartansauthority.com/)
Wikipedia


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